Student Rights and Responsibilities in the Academic Area

Every student at Trevecca Nazarene University has the right to:

  1. Respect as an individual and to forthright, friendly, tactful, and helpful treatment;
  2. Positive answers to sincere questions;
  3. The expectation that the course material reflects the current state of learning in the field;
  4. Information in a printed syllabus as to student learning outcomes, requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance policy;
  5. Information from the teacher at regular intervals regarding individual progress in courses.
  6. Assignments returned within a reasonable period of time, including corrections and criticisms of student work either orally or in writing.
  7. Personal consultation with the teachers and academic advisor during regular posted office hours.
  8. Due process for appeals about grades or academic matters relating to a course through the professor, academic advisor, and academic administrators.
  9. Employ Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act if it applies to him/her.

Every student at Trevecca Nazarene University also has the responsibility to:

  1. Attend classes regularly and participate in class discussions.
  2. Be on time for classes and registrations.
  3. Complete all assignments on time to the best of his/her ability.
  4. Know the academic policies of the University as stated in the program catalog, including requirements for graduation.
  5. Maintain honesty and integrity in all academic work.
  6. Take proper care of equipment and materials used in academic work, such as in the library.
  7. Maintain appropriate conduct in the classroom setting, on campus and in off-site locations, and online. 
  8. Self-identify as an individual with a disability and follow published procedures for obtaining information, services, and reasonable accommodations if such conditions apply and accommodations are desired.
  9. Comply with “Human Subjects” or “Research Requirements.” All research involving human subjects must be approved prior to initiating data collection in accordance with guidelines and procedures available from the Institutional Review Board. This information can be accessed on the Institutional Review Board web site:

Identity Fraud

Committing identity fraud is considered particularly serious and could have legal as well as institutional implications. Any student who has another individual impersonate or in any other way commit identity fraud in any course, assignment, exam, or any type of academic exercise will be permanently suspended from Trevecca Nazarene University.